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Forty-year-old Muri Linggi from Lower Dibang Valley district is all set to take on her expedition.
A mother of four daughters, Linggi’s Everest expedition was flagged off on Thursday by Rajya Sabha Member Mukut Mithi in Roing, the district headquarter of Lower Dibang Valley district.
At the flag off ceremony, Linggi disclosed that Tine Mena, the first Everester of the State, from the same district has been her inspiration since she started her mountaineering career in 2013.
It was during that year when Linggi was part of a recce track from Anini to Maline, in Dibang Valley district, with Mena.
She also accompanied Mena in a women’s expedition in Himachal Pradesh, and climbed the 6622-metre-high Mount Menthosa.
In the same year she also completed an advanced course in mountain climbing at the NIMAS Army Institute, Dirang.
In 2016, Linggi accompanied Everester Anshu Janshempa in another women’s expedition to the 6222-metre-high Gorichen peak.
It is learnt that the Everest expedition will require a minimum expenditure of Rs 20 lakh.
The Sports & Youth Affairs Department has sanctioned Rs 10 lakh, while the NHPC’s Dibang Multipurpose Project and Madhucon group has contributed Rs one lakh each.
The NGO Arunachal Women and Child Welfare Society has also contributed Rs 50,000 for the expedition.
Apart from these, well-wishers like MP Mukut Mithi, among others have also contributed.